skip to content
[Interview with Chita Rivera : raw footage] Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

[Interview with Chita Rivera : raw footage]

Author: Chita Rivera; Michael Kantor
Publisher: New York , 2003.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Raw interview footage used for the documentary Broadway, the American musical. Actress, singer and dancer Chita Rivera discusses her career in the musical theater. Topics include her ballet studies as a child in Washington D. C., and her scholarship to the School of American Ballet in New York; landing roles in the road company production of Call me Madame, and the Broadway productions Guys and dolls and Can can;  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Documentaries and factual works
Musicals
Unedited footage
Interviews
Named Person: Chita Rivera; Leonard Bernstein; Jerome Robbins; Gwen Verdon; Bob Fosse; Michael Bennett; John Kander; Fred Ebb
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Chita Rivera; Michael Kantor
OCLC Number: 133583808
Notes: Copy of transcript available.
This interview is one of a group of interviews with 90 individuals used in making the documentary Broadway, the American musical. The completed production is available on NCOX 2058.
Credits for completed production from pbs.org: A film by Michael Kantor ; produced by Jeff Dupre, Michael Kantor and Sally Rosenthal ; written by Marc Fields, Michael Kantor, Laurence Maslon, and JoAnne Young ; directed by Michael Kantor.
Time code on frame.
Contains various takes, at occasional brief intervals, audio continues without sound.
Performer(s): Interviewer: Michael Kantor. Interviewee: Chita Rivera.
Event notes: Videotaped at the Shubert Theater in New York, N.Y. on May 2, 2003.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (39 min.) : sd., col. SP ; 1/2 in.
Other Titles: Broadway, the American musical
Broadway: the American musical

Abstract:

Raw interview footage used for the documentary Broadway, the American musical. Actress, singer and dancer Chita Rivera discusses her career in the musical theater. Topics include her ballet studies as a child in Washington D. C., and her scholarship to the School of American Ballet in New York; landing roles in the road company production of Call me Madame, and the Broadway productions Guys and dolls and Can can; her role as Anita in West Side story, on which she worked with choreographer Jerome Robbins and developed greatly as a dancer; the musical's portrayal of immigrant violence; her experiences with prejudice as a Latina performer; Broadway's inclusiveness; her work with choreographer Bob Fosse in the show Chicago and with Michael Bennett in Bajour; her definition of sexiness onstage; Fosse's choreography, which expresses his love of women and his sense of humor; her admiration for dancer Gwen Verdon, with whom she appeared in Can can; the songwriting of duo John Kander and Fred Ebb; the difficulties for up-and-coming performers, as well as stars, to find consistent work on Broadway; the various types of musicals from the past, and Broadway's production of revivals in current times; the continuing need for new works for the musical theater on Broadway; the responsibility of having a lead role in a Broadway production; her disappoinment in her show The rink, in which she starred with Liza Minnelli; more on the lyrics of Fred Ebb; the "feeling" of Broadway from the performer's and audience perspective; the space of the stage, and what it calls forth in her. Last few minutes feature silent depiction of the Broadway street below and its theater marquees.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/133583808>
library:oclcnum"133583808"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/133583808>
rdf:typej.1:VHS
rdf:typej.1:Video
rdfs:seeAlso
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:name"Fosse, Bob, 1927-1987"
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Place
schema:name"Broadway (New York, N.Y.)"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:name"Bennett, Michael, 1943 April 8-1987"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:datePublished"2003"
schema:description"Raw interview footage used for the documentary Broadway, the American musical. Actress, singer and dancer Chita Rivera discusses her career in the musical theater. Topics include her ballet studies as a child in Washington D. C., and her scholarship to the School of American Ballet in New York; landing roles in the road company production of Call me Madame, and the Broadway productions Guys and dolls and Can can; her role as Anita in West Side story, on which she worked with choreographer Jerome Robbins and developed greatly as a dancer; the musical's portrayal of immigrant violence; her experiences with prejudice as a Latina performer; Broadway's inclusiveness; her work with choreographer Bob Fosse in the show Chicago and with Michael Bennett in Bajour; her definition of sexiness onstage; Fosse's choreography, which expresses his love of women and his sense of humor; her admiration for dancer Gwen Verdon, with whom she appeared in Can can; the songwriting of duo John Kander and Fred Ebb; the difficulties for up-and-coming performers, as well as stars, to find consistent work on Broadway; the various types of musicals from the past, and Broadway's production of revivals in current times; the continuing need for new works for the musical theater on Broadway; the responsibility of having a lead role in a Broadway production; her disappoinment in her show The rink, in which she starred with Liza Minnelli; more on the lyrics of Fred Ebb; the "feeling" of Broadway from the performer's and audience perspective; the space of the stage, and what it calls forth in her. Last few minutes feature silent depiction of the Broadway street below and its theater marquees."
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/102954151>
schema:genre"Interviews"
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"[Interview with Chita Rivera : raw footage]"

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.